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Why not invite your favourite independent musician to play for your friends family and his fans in your front room, I’ll be surprised if he/she won’t show up sometime this year and play for you, let me know about it and if The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile is loose is near enough we’ll come and broadcast it too. If you would like to help keep the wheels on the Hub and on The Moose become a patron at

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Josh Hartly checking in (and UK EU Dates)

Good day ladies and gentlemen,

Well, it’s cold. Really cold. But we don’t have to dwell on that and instead look forward 50 days to Spring. Right? In the meantime make sure to not leave your pets outside for more than 5 minutes and remember for yourselves, frostbite sucks.

In other looking ahead news we’re wrapping up the plans and arrangements and are looking forward to being back in the EU and the UK in March/ April. After a short holiday in Istanbul we’ll be heading to Berlin and then to London to start a 3 week tour on March 31st at Twickfolk. The tour will take us down south to the coast and then through the Midlands and up into Scotland (I love Scotland) and then back down to Sheffield for a show with the Fargo Railroad Company. That’s going to be a lot of fun. All the details are currently up at on the Tour page.

This next week I’ll be heading up to Sturgeon Bay, WI to meet up with some of the best songwriters in the country and team up with pAt MacDonald and do a load of writing at the Holiday Music Motel for "Love on Holiday". If you’re in Door County, get your tickets soon for the shows at the Third Avenue Playhouse.

After "Love on Holiday" I'll be back in Madison on Sunday, February 10 for "Love on Atwood" featuring songs about love and love-gone-wrong with myself and a few other Love on Holiday artists: Genevieve Heyward, Claire Kelly and Barrett Tasky. We might be slightly delirious from a week of all night writing and recording in Sturgeon Bay, but that should make the evening super interesting! This is a special winter show sponsored by The Wisconsin Room and the venue, Threshold and it's FREE (well, technically, although we will be asking for donations to help pay the musicians). Keeping with the V-Day theme there will be chocolates for purchase from local chocolatier, Gail Ambrosia, as well as wine and free snacks. Hope to see you there! 

Stay tuned as there may be some new recordings coming down the line…...that’s what a little bird told me.

Take care, stay warm, be cool.


Fri, FEB 08
Third Avenue Playhouse
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Sat, FEB 09
Third Avenue Playhouse
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Sun, FEB 10
Love on Atwood
Madison, WI
Sat, MAR 23
House Concert
Berlin, Germany
Sun, MAR 31
TwikFolk@Cabbage Patch Pub
London, United Kingdom
Mon, APR 01
The Wight Bear Ale House
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Wed, APR 03
The St Mary’s Gate Inn
Arundel, United Kingdom
Fri, APR 05
Sir John Moore C Of E Primary School
Appleby Magna, United Kingdom
Sat, APR 06
Running Horse
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Sun, APR 07
Thimblemill Library
Smethwick, United Kingdom
Wed, APR 10
The Home Ground Sessions @ Two Sisters Cafe
Carnoustie, United Kingdom
Thu, APR 11
Lodge at Lochside
Lintrathen, United Kingdom
Fri, APR 12
The Kirkhouse Complex
Newport-on-Tay, United Kingdom
Sat, APR 13
The Centre For Stewardship
Falkland, United Kingdom
Sun, APR 14
The Lemon Pepper Sessions
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Tue, APR 16
The Greystones
Sheffield, United Kingdom

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January 2018Month
Points Artist / Album Title / Label / * Album of the Month of… (reporter)
1 63
HAYES CARLL / What It Is / Dualtone *RK, *JB,*HB,
2 61
PHIL LEE / The Horse He Rode In On / Palookaville Records *BH, *PvG,
*FB, *PK
3 60
THE DELINES/ Imperial / El Cortez *PK, *FCe, *LK
4 51
VICKY EMERSON / Steady Heart / Independent *MW, *ML
5 42
LULA WILES / What Will We Do / Smithsonian Folkways *MM, *MF
6 34
SUZANNE JARVIE / In The Clear / Wolfe Island *BP
7 29
JESSE DAYTON / On Fire In Nashville / Blue Elan *SZ
8 27
KIERAN GOSS & ANNIE KINSELLA / Oh, The Starlings / Independent
CARSON McHONE / Carousel / Loose Music
TINY LEGS TIM / Elsewhere Bound / Independent *TV, *FC,
11 26
MANDOLIN ORANGE / Tides of a Teardrop / Yep Roc *BM
12 22
LEYLA McCALLA / Capitalist Blues / Jazz Village *DH
13 21
14 21
SIX MILE GROVE / Million Birds / Independent
15 19
BOB SUMNER / Wasted love songs /Self-released *MG
STEVE GUNN / The Unseen in Between / Matador
ROBERT ELLIS / Texas Piano Man / New West *CVL, *DHo
18 19
JOSHUA RAY WALKER / Wish you were here / State Fair *MA
19 18
CAM PENNER / At War With Reason / Self-released *LM
20 15
CHARLEY CROCKETT / Lil G.L.'S Blue / Bonanza
21 14
JARED DECK / Bully Pulpit / Self-released *AN, *AL
MICHAEL CHAPMAN / True North / Paradise of Bachelors
23 13
INA FORSMAN / Been Meaning To Tell You / RUF *EZ
24 12
KAYLAN FAY / Good Company / Horton
RICHARD DOBSON / I Hear Singing / Brambus *JJC
DILLON CARMICHAEL / Hell On An Angel / Riser House *PHe
SELECT CAPTAIN / Off To Save The World / Soundchest *JJ
BRANDON ISAAK / Rise N Shine / Independent *RW
EINAR FLA / Silent String / Grappa *MB
CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE / Sixpack / Self-released *PJ
JAMIE LEE WILSON / Jumping Over Rocks / Self-released *HdB
DALE WATSON / Call Me Lucky / Red House *RH
WEST OF EDEN / Flat Earth Society / West Of Music *PH
JODYMOON / A Love Brand New / Self-Released *JF
ANDREW COMBS / Worried Man (Deluxe Edition) / Loose Music *GF
HALDEN WOFFORD & THE HI BEANS / Hard Core Broken Heart /
Independent *MP
JONATHAN BYRD / Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys/ *JH
BILL SHANLEY / Midnight Mission / Cauldron Music *NC
MICKEY GALYEAN & CULLEN’s BRIDGE / Songs From The Blue Ridge /
Rebel *HD
JOE JACKSON / Fool / EarMusic *KG
TIP JAR / Onward / Independent *FS
KC GROVES / Happy Little Trees / Self-released *JH
TIMBER / The Family / Cornelius Chapel *

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